Friday, January 20, 2017

Press Releases
Rainforest Action Network Commends Ralph Lauren Corporation for New Policy on Wood-based Fabrics
Jan 06, 2017
The global fashion house develops sourcing policy, recognizes urgency of addressing deforestation for fashion, and sends signal to the market  CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
For First Time in History, Indonesian Government Recognizes Indigenous Customary Land Rights; Returns Contested Company Concessions to Local Communities
Jan 04, 2017
After decades of resistance, RAN celebrates return of community lands from pulp giant Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) to the North Sumatra Indigenous community of Pandumaan -...
BREAKING: RAN Documents Active Rainforest Destruction Inside ‘Orangutan Capital of the World’ Despite Indonesian Government Moratorium
Dec 13, 2016
RAN field teams uncover fresh evidence of deforestation within the Tripa peatland, part of Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem; supplier connected to palm oil traders Wilmar and...
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Just Style: Ralph Lauren Makes Forest-Friendly Sourcing Pledge
Jan 11, 2017
The company's pledge on wood-based fabrics has been developed in cooperation with Rainforest Action Network (RAN), whose 'Out of Fashion' campaign aims to bring attention...
The New York Times: Ralph Lauren Joins Fight to Ensure Fabrics Not Damaging Forests and Lives
Jan 06, 2017
RAN's "Out of Fashion" campaign to publicize the impacts of forest-based fabrics has called on major U.S. brands to adopt stringent, sustainable sourcing systems. ......
Women's Wear Daily: Rainforest Action Network Lauds Ralph Lauren for Wood-Based Fabrics Policy
Jan 06, 2017
Ralph Lauren’s policy and actions on wood-based fabrics were developed in cooperation with Rainforest Action Network and its “Out of Fashion” campaign. (read more)  ...
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Rainforest Action Network Commends Ralph Lauren Corporation for New Policy...
Jan 06, 2017
The global fashion house develops sourcing policy, recognizes urgency of addressing deforestation for fashion, and sends signal to the market  CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
BREAKING: RAN Documents Active Rainforest Destruction Inside ‘Orangutan Capital of...
Dec 13, 2016
RAN field teams uncover fresh evidence of deforestation within the Tripa peatland, part of Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem; supplier connected to palm oil traders Wilmar and...
Amid Ongoing Controversy, Palm Oil Giant Indofood’s Certifier Suspended
Dec 09, 2016
NGOs demand action from RSPO to formally suspend Indofood following documented cases of child labor, worker exploitation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
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Eco-Business: The top 5 CSR stories in 2016
Dec 28, 2016
California-based Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Indonesia-based community group Tuk Indonesia and Dutch consultancy Profundo revealed that at least $38 billion worth of commercial loans and underwriting facilities were...
Alternet: Corruption, Human Rights Violations and Unchecked Pollution
Dec 11, 2015
"On the opening day of the Paris climate talks, global consumer goods brands Unilever and Marks & Spencer have announced plans to join a major...
NYTimes: Delegates at Climate Talks Focus on Saving the World’s...
Dec 10, 2015
"Activists for the Rainforest Action Network, for instance, used genetic testing in 2011 to assert that Disney, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, was...
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Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan
Nov 18, 2016
November 18, 2016 Contact:Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476 Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan Today, President Obama released the next five-year...
Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing Billions in...
Sep 19, 2016
For release, September 19, 2016 CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network: +1 510 747 8476, virali@ran.org   Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing...
Keep it in the Ground Leaders Risk Arrest to Demand...
Sep 15, 2016
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Huffington Post: Bank Of America Touts Going Green But Funnels...
Sep 20, 2016
"If these banks aspire to be climate leaders, they must accelerate their exit from coal, and commit to getting out of extreme oil and fracked-gas...
Reuters: Police arrest 13 at U.S. Interior Dept. oil, gas...
Sep 19, 2016
Police arrested 13 activists on Thursday who were protesting oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands at the U.S. Department of the Interior, the...
USA TODAY: Get us out of the coal business, Mr....
Jul 15, 2016
In the face of mounting evidence against coal and its largest corporate players, the U.S. should stop low-cost leasing of public lands to a destructive...
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RAN's COP21 Statement
Dec 21, 2015
Rainforest Action Network views today’s global climate agreement in Paris with both hope and disappointment.We are encouraged at the recognition that deforestation and forest degradation...
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Rainforest Action Network Commends Ralph Lauren Corporation for New Policy...
Jan 06, 2017
The global fashion house develops sourcing policy, recognizes urgency of addressing deforestation for fashion, and sends signal to the market  CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
BREAKING: RAN Documents Active Rainforest Destruction Inside ‘Orangutan Capital of...
Dec 13, 2016
RAN field teams uncover fresh evidence of deforestation within the Tripa peatland, part of Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem; supplier connected to palm oil traders Wilmar and...
Amid Ongoing Controversy, Palm Oil Giant Indofood’s Certifier Suspended
Dec 09, 2016
NGOs demand action from RSPO to formally suspend Indofood following documented cases of child labor, worker exploitation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
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Ran in the news
Eco-Business: The top 5 CSR stories in 2016
Dec 28, 2016
California-based Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Indonesia-based community group Tuk Indonesia and Dutch consultancy Profundo revealed that at least $38 billion worth of commercial loans and underwriting facilities were...
Alternet: Corruption, Human Rights Violations and Unchecked Pollution
Dec 11, 2015
"On the opening day of the Paris climate talks, global consumer goods brands Unilever and Marks & Spencer have announced plans to join a major...
NYTimes: Delegates at Climate Talks Focus on Saving the World’s...
Dec 10, 2015
"Activists for the Rainforest Action Network, for instance, used genetic testing in 2011 to assert that Disney, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, was...
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BREAKING: RAN Documents Active Rainforest Destruction Inside ‘Orangutan Capital of...
Dec 13, 2016
RAN field teams uncover fresh evidence of deforestation within the Tripa peatland, part of Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem; supplier connected to palm oil traders Wilmar and...
Amid Ongoing Controversy, Palm Oil Giant Indofood’s Certifier Suspended
Dec 09, 2016
NGOs demand action from RSPO to formally suspend Indofood following documented cases of child labor, worker exploitation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
PALM OIL INNOVATION GROUP PRESENTS LEADING LABOUR PRACTICES TO UPHOLD...
Nov 28, 2016
New publication on labour rights comes at critical time as growing body of research highlights widespread labour rights issues in conventional palm oil industry. FOR...
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One Green Planet: We Are What the Corporations Feed Us?...
Dec 20, 2016
We’ve handed over one of the most important decisions for the health of our bodies and the planet – what to eat and how we...
Reuters: Palm oil industry watchdog lax on human rights -...
Nov 30, 2016
Human rights advocates say the RSPO's labour guidelines show little concern for the welfare of workers, making its claim that its members are sustainable producers...
Vice: Is Indonesia’s Leuser Rainforest For Sale?
Nov 25, 2016
"It's hard to adequately express the importance of the Leuser Ecosystem, both to the millions of Acehnese people who depend on it for their livelihoods...
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Indonesian Logging Giant APRIL Releases Major New Sustainability Commitments
Jun 03, 2015
Forest activists express cautious optimism, but say results on the ground will be the true measure of the new policy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma...
Stylish Protest Brings Deforestation Concerns to Fashion Awards
Jun 01, 2015
Activists unroll a banner at red carpet event calling out Ralph Lauren’s implication in forest destruction, rights abuses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***Colorful high-resolution images of...
Indonesian Logging Giant APRIL Poised to Release Major New Sustainability...
Jun 01, 2015
Forest activists express cautious optimism, but say results on the ground will be the true measure of the new policy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma...
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Mongabay: Forestry giant's zero deforestation commitment put to test
Feb 05, 2015
"An independent audit of the world’s largest pulp and paper producer found that the company had achieved a wide range of results in meeting promises...
Tempo: NGO - APP Fails to Meet its' Own Commitment...
Jan 22, 2015
"A new report has revealed that Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) failed to meet its' social responsibility commitments as set out in its' Forest Conservation...
Publisher's Weekly: Asia Pulp and Paper Tries to Recast Its...
Dec 12, 2014
'The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has been one of APP’s most vocal critics. Lafcadio Cortesi, of RAN, said that though APP has made important improvements...
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Rainforest Action Network Commends Ralph Lauren Corporation for New Policy...
Jan 06, 2017
The global fashion house develops sourcing policy, recognizes urgency of addressing deforestation for fashion, and sends signal to the market  CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
For First Time in History, Indonesian Government Recognizes Indigenous Customary...
Jan 04, 2017
After decades of resistance, RAN celebrates return of community lands from pulp giant Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) to the North Sumatra Indigenous community of Pandumaan -...
Breaking: In San Francisco, Millennials Draw Attention to Risk in...
May 26, 2016
***PRESS ADVISORY*** Breaking: In San Francisco, Millennials Draw Attention to Risk in Abercrombie & Fitch Supply Chain Activists bring colorful street protest to San Francisco...
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Just Style: Ralph Lauren Makes Forest-Friendly Sourcing Pledge
Jan 11, 2017
The company's pledge on wood-based fabrics has been developed in cooperation with Rainforest Action Network (RAN), whose 'Out of Fashion' campaign aims to bring attention...
The New York Times: Ralph Lauren Joins Fight to Ensure...
Jan 06, 2017
RAN's "Out of Fashion" campaign to publicize the impacts of forest-based fabrics has called on major U.S. brands to adopt stringent, sustainable sourcing systems. ......
Women's Wear Daily: Rainforest Action Network Lauds Ralph Lauren for...
Jan 06, 2017
Ralph Lauren’s policy and actions on wood-based fabrics were developed in cooperation with Rainforest Action Network and its “Out of Fashion” campaign. (read more)  ...
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Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan
Nov 18, 2016
November 18, 2016 Contact:Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476 Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan Today, President Obama released the next five-year...
Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing Billions in...
Sep 19, 2016
For release, September 19, 2016 CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network: +1 510 747 8476, virali@ran.org   Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing...
Keep it in the Ground Leaders Risk Arrest to Demand...
Sep 15, 2016
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Huffington Post: Bank Of America Touts Going Green But Funnels...
Sep 20, 2016
"If these banks aspire to be climate leaders, they must accelerate their exit from coal, and commit to getting out of extreme oil and fracked-gas...
Reuters: Police arrest 13 at U.S. Interior Dept. oil, gas...
Sep 19, 2016
Police arrested 13 activists on Thursday who were protesting oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands at the U.S. Department of the Interior, the...
USA TODAY: Get us out of the coal business, Mr....
Jul 15, 2016
In the face of mounting evidence against coal and its largest corporate players, the U.S. should stop low-cost leasing of public lands to a destructive...
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Over 150,000 Call On U.S. Export-Import Bank To Reject Coal...
Jun 28, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 28, 2016   Contact: Alison Kirsch, Rainforest Action Network, (203) 520-7184 or alison@ran.org Cindy Carr, Sierra Club, (202) 495-3034 or cindy.carr@sierraclub.org...
Rainforest Action Network response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium
Jan 15, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, virali@ran.org, 510-747-8476 Rainforest Action Network Response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium: President Obama announced a moratorium on new coal leases on...
Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Cut Coal Financing, Join Growing...
Nov 30, 2015
Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 1-202-503-6141, blair@soundspeedmedia.com Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Cut Coal Financing, Join Growing Movement by Banks in U.S. and Europe Rainforest Action Network Calls...
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The Hill: We need more from Obama to fight climate...
Jan 19, 2016
"The president recently made a bold move to halt new coal leases on public lands, but the clock is ticking down faster — both on...
Bloomberg: Goldman Criticized for `Half-Measures' on Cutting Coal Support
Nov 03, 2015
"The pledge fell short of commitments this year from companies including Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp., according to the Rainforest Action Network, an...
Reuters: Green worries keep foreign banks away from $3.3 billion...
Oct 16, 2015
"The pressure in a country where economic growth frequently trumps environmental concerns comes at a convenient time for banks. Many operating in India are under...
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Keep it in the Ground Leaders Risk Arrest to Demand...
Sep 15, 2016
‘Keep it in the Ground’ Movement Delivers One Million Signatures...
Sep 15, 2016
For Immediate Release, September 15, 2016 Contacts: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141, blair@soundspeedmedia.com Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476, virali@ran.org ‘Keep it in the Ground’ Coalition Delivers One Million...
Rainforest Action Network response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium
Jan 15, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, virali@ran.org, 510-747-8476 Rainforest Action Network Response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium: President Obama announced a moratorium on new coal leases on...
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Keystone XL pipeline fight shows power of US climate movement...
Nov 13, 2015
OpEd on KXL “After a seven year fight, President Obama finally rejected the northern leg of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. But it is important...
Demonstrators Block BLM Office Entrance To Protest Mineral Rights Auction...
Nov 12, 2015
Video of CO KING protest “This is not okay,” said Ruth Breech, Senior Campaigner for Climate and Energy at Rainforest Action Network. “Our public lands...
Environmental Activists Prepare for Next Fight After Keystone Victory
Nov 06, 2015
KXL & KING “It’s good, and at the same time it cannot be the extent of Obama’s work on climate,” said Lindsey Allen, Rainforest Action...
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150 Organizations Urge President Obama to Pledge Greater Climate Action...
Dec 01, 2015
December 1, 2015 Contacts:      Kassie Siegel, Center for Biological Diversity, (in Paris), (951) 961-7972, ksiegel@biologicaldiversity.orgPatrick Sullivan (in U.S.), Center for Biological Diversity, (415)...
Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing
Sep 22, 2015
Embargoed for: September 22, 2015Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141 Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing  Rainforest Action Network Announces Campaign as Next Major Bank Targeted...
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Environmental Activists Prepare for Next Fight After Keystone Victory
Nov 06, 2015
KXL & KING “It’s good, and at the same time it cannot be the extent of Obama’s work on climate,” said Lindsey Allen, Rainforest Action...
Is Indonesia's fire crisis connected to the palm oil in...
Oct 23, 2015
OpEd on Indo fires and Snack Food 20 “If you have not flown over the region recently, it is truly difficult to grasp the immense...
Billionaires Versus Big Oil
Apr 25, 2015
“The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Stanford University are divesting from coal… The small amounts divested so far are unlikely to have any serious short-term impact...
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Asia Wild Fire Panel at COP21 Highlights Worst Climate Crisis...
Dec 01, 2015
Racing Extinction, Rainforest Action Network, United Nations GRASP, Kids Cut Palm Oil Leaders and Students Demand Corporations & Governments Find Solutions Event as Part of...
Alarming Developments in Latin American Palm Oil Industry Spur Global...
Nov 11, 2015
International coalition of NGOs says murder, intimidation and the devastation of community livelihoods tied to rampant palm oil plantation expansion must be stopped FOR IMMEDIATE...
A Gap the Size of Indonesia in Latest Palm Oil...
Sep 21, 2015
Rainforest Action Network calls on snack food giant to close loopholes driving forest destruction, climate pollution and human rights violations In Indonesia  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
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Demonstrators Block BLM Office Entrance To Protest Mineral Rights Auction...
Nov 12, 2015
Video of CO KING protest “This is not okay,” said Ruth Breech, Senior Campaigner for Climate and Energy at Rainforest Action Network. “Our public lands...
Direct Action: RAN Supported Protest at BP’s Houston Headquarters
Apr 15, 2015
“Environmental activists protested inside the lobby of BP's Houston headquarters Wednesday morning (April 15) to mark the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion...
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150 Organizations Urge President Obama to Pledge Greater Climate Action...
Dec 01, 2015
December 1, 2015 Contacts:      Kassie Siegel, Center for Biological Diversity, (in Paris), (951) 961-7972, ksiegel@biologicaldiversity.orgPatrick Sullivan (in U.S.), Center for Biological Diversity, (415)...
Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing
Sep 22, 2015
Embargoed for: September 22, 2015Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141 Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing  Rainforest Action Network Announces Campaign as Next Major Bank Targeted...
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Environmental Activists Prepare for Next Fight After Keystone Victory
Nov 06, 2015
KXL & KING “It’s good, and at the same time it cannot be the extent of Obama’s work on climate,” said Lindsey Allen, Rainforest Action...
Is Indonesia's fire crisis connected to the palm oil in...
Oct 23, 2015
OpEd on Indo fires and Snack Food 20 “If you have not flown over the region recently, it is truly difficult to grasp the immense...
Billionaires Versus Big Oil
Apr 25, 2015
“The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Stanford University are divesting from coal… The small amounts divested so far are unlikely to have any serious short-term impact...
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